Basil Pesto
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Recipe type: Sauce, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 5 - 8
  • 4 oz. basil leaves
  • 2 oz. walnuts
  • 1 oz. pine nuts
  • .5 oz. garlic cloves
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Pick the basil leaves from the steams and let them rinse in plenty of water for 15 minutes.
  2. Move the leaves to a container, add fresh water and let them rinse for another 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the water from the basil leaves using a salad spinner.
  4. Peal the garlic cloves, wash, dry and slice.
  5. In a food processor bowl add the extra virgin olive oil, salt and garlic.
  6. Add half of the basil leaves and start mixing.
  7. Add the remaining basil leaves and the nuts; mix for 1 minute or until the mixture has your desired texture.
  8. Sauce is ready to be used.
Recipe by Belmondo Foods at